During the 2015 Georgia legislative session, several bills were introduced including the “More Take Home Pay Act of 2015,” which would have lowered state income tax rates, raised the sales tax rate and broadened the sales tax base.
In an article on the 2016 sales tax holiday sales, WABE referenced data from the Georgia Tax Expenditure Report for FY 2017, which was completed by associates at the Fiscal Research Center. In 2015, the data concludes, the state lost $42 million in tax revenue.
The Fiscal Research Center (FRC), in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and the Carl Vinson Institute at UGA, has completed three studies of Pre-K in Georgia to help assess the need for these childcare centers.
The authors of the reports are Lakshmi Pandey, an FRC senior research associate; Sally Wallace,… more »
ATLANTA—Single mothers in Georgia who participate in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) experience greater income mobility than males, whites and people with disabilities according to a study by Georgia State University economists.
Most single mothers on SNAP who start with no income experience substantial earnings mobility in subsequent years, according to the… more »
Carolyn Bourdeaux, associate director of the Fiscal Research Center, was interviewed by the Atlanta-Journal-Constitution regarding redevelopment of the old GM site in Doraville.
Specifically, Bourdeaux commented on the possibility of tax breaks for the site’s redevelopment in the event that DeKalb County school system does not want to participate in a tax allocation district to finance the project.
The estimates show that about 420,000 additional people moved to metro-Atlanta since 2000, increasing the regions’s population to 5.7 million and keeping it among the fastest growing areas in the… more »